Windows 8 is unlike any previous desktop versions of Microsoft Windows. In an attempt to streamline the Windows product line between desktops, entertainment servers, mobile devices and of course, the Windows phone, Microsoft has embraced a new platform model. “Windows 8 reimagines Windows, from the chipset to the experience,” said Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft’s Windows division.
It’s clear people are excited to see the changes – the consumer preview site checked in with over a million downloads within hours of the release.
The biggest question that remains is whether Microsoft will give Apple a run for their money.